Cedevita Zagreb held on comfortably to an aggregate win of 35 points to proceed to EuroCup Regular Season - despite losing 73-72 on the night to Enterprise BC Dynamo.
The first quarter saw the honours even as Marino Bazdaric and Corsley Edwards kept the visitors in the game at 20-22 after the first ten minutes.
The second quarter saw the home team post a 9-0 run to start while Dynamo, led by Alexey Zhukanenko kept the visitors away from the basket for long spells.
Dynamo managed to keep the gap near double digits until the buzzer sounded for the end of the half when Bazdaric beat the clock to bring the gap to five points heading into the locker rooms at 40-35.
The gap remained the same for the most part in the third quarter before Edwards dropped points for the visitors to help draw his team level and then pass the home team at 47-48.
Dontaye Draper then shot a three pointer at the buzzer to keep his team ahead with a five point lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The home team then fought back and levelled at 60-60 before moving in front. However, Damjan Rudez levelled it with a downtown score for the visitors at 70-70 with just over a minute remaining.
Nikita Shabalkin replied immediately for Dynamo with a three pointer at the other end, before Rudez scored two out of two from the line to make it a one point game with 43 seconds to go.
Voronov had the chance to close the game out, but a missed lay-up with 20 seconds to go gave Zagreb the last possession which they didn't manage to convert with.
We are in the beginning of a big long way. Today's game was better than the first one. The players did what I asked them to do. They were focused on fighting and managed to do it, though sometimes they were losing confidence. But it was difficult to win by 36 points, Cedevita is a good team. We are a young team. We need time to adopt and every win is important for us.
Dynamo Moscow player Evgeny Voronov
Theoretically it was possible to win with more than 36 points but bearing in mind the state of our new team it was very hard to do. The Coach told us to show a good game and not to think about the aggregate result.
Despite our win in the first game was so huge today's game was tough. In general I'm satisfied with the game and when we felt secure in the last quarter, I allowed the bench players to get playing time. I'm satisfied that we are going through to the next round and I'm thinking of the next game.
Cedevita player Dontaye Draper
Despite of hard travelling to Moscow we managed to show a good game. The coach told us to play hard and not to think about anything but the game. This game was kind of tough for me but we managed to play well.